Oligodendrocyte transcription factor 2 (UniProt: Q13516, also known as Oligo2, Class B basic helix-loop-helix protein 1, bHLHb1, Class E basic helix-loop-helix protein 19, bHLHe19, Protein kinase C-binding protein 2, Protein kinase C-binding protein RACK17) is encoded by the OLIG2 (also known as BHLHB1, BHLHE19, PRKCBP2, RACK17) gene (Gene ID: 10215) in human. Olig2 is expressed in the brain in oligodendrocytes. Its strong expression is also observed in oligodendrogliomas. Olig2 is required for oligodendrocyte and motor neuron specification in the spinal cord, as well as for the development of somatic motor neurons in the hindbrain. It functions together with ZNF488 to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation. Olig2 is observed in both nucleus and the cytoplasm. Its nuclear localization signal is contained in the bHLH domain (aa 108-162). It can be masked in the native form and translocation to the nucleus may be mediated by interaction either with class E bHLH partner protein or with NKX2-2. Olig2 cooperates with Olig1 to establish the motor neuron progenitor domain of the embryonic neural tube. Removal of Cdx transcription factors is shown to result in the continued induction of Olig2 and ectopic production of cranial motor neuron progenitors. A chromosomal aberration involving Olig2 is shown to cause a form of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). (Ref.: Metzis, V., et al. (2018). Cell 175(4); 1105-1118).
Other species have not been tested.
Recognizes the ~32 kDa Olig-2 protein by Western blot.
Recombinant mouse Olig-2
Research Sub Category
Neuronal & Glial Markers
Anti-Olig-2 Antibody is an antibody against Oligodendrocyte transcription factor 2 for use in IC, IH, IH(P), IP and WB.
Western Blot Analysis:
1:2,500-1:5,000 dilution of a previous lot was used in western blot on human, rat and mouse cell lines (human oligodendroglioma, rat primary neurepithelial, mouse transfected) and tissues (brain and spinal cord).
1:500-1:1,000 with human oligodendroglioma and mouse transfected cell line.
Optimal working dilutions must be determined by the end user.
1:500-1:1,000 dilution of a previous lot was used in immunocytochemistry on human, rat and mouse cell lines (human oligodendroglioma, rat primary neurepithelial, mouse transfected) and tissues (brain and spinal cord).
Optimal working dilutions must be determined by the end user
Evaluated by immunohistochemistry on glioblastoma
Representative lot data.
Anti-Olig2 (AB9610) staining pattern morphology in glioblastoma. Tissue was pretreated with TE Buffer, pH 9.0. Polyclonal antibody was diluted to 1:500, using IHC-Select Detection with HRP-DAB.
Optimal Staining With TE Buffer Epitope Retrieval: Glioblastoma
Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation
Purified rabbit polyclonal. Liquid in 100 mM Glycine, 200 mM Tris, pH 8.0.
Storage and Stability
Stable for 1 year at 2-8ºC from date of receipt.
Mouse brain whole cell lysate, PC12 whole cell lysate, brain (rat) tissue lysate
Concentration: Please refer to the Certificate of Analysis for the lot-specific concentration.
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